Startup and Small Business Events Happening in July 2018

Every month our team compiles a list of startup and small business events in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario that we think are great opportunities for any one interested in business, tech, sales and marketing.
Some of these events may fill up fast, so if you’re interested in attending, it would be best to register quickly. Business events are generally free of charge, unless a price is listed. If you’re hosting an event or come across one that you think should be included here, feel free to contact us with your suggestion(s). We hope to see you there!





Each month, the TechToronto Meetup is designed for Toronto technologists to learn something new and meet someone new. You’ll learn from one of the 5x5s: five presentations of five minutes each.
Event: TechTO & Afterparty
When: July 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Price: $24.00

StartupTech Unleashed Inc.

StartupTech Unleashed Inc was created by the need of new and existing business startups to help them foster growth and to nurture their idea from the ideation stage to global domination. We will be focusing on Startup, Tech & Social Innovation.
Event: StartupTech TO: Founders Talk Meetup
When: July 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Spaces Queen West, 180 John Street, Toronto, ON
Price: $20.00

Camp Tech

Camp Tech is a technical skills training hub. They provide half and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn digital skills. They create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant with technology, and emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.
Event: Social Media Basics
When: July 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304, Toronto, ON
Price: $99.00

RIC Centre

As the Entrepreneur and Innovation Hub for Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon, the RIC Centre offers a comprehensive range of support services to entrepreneurs for free, including mentorship and advisory services, hands-on workshops, and networking events.
Event: Business Model Canvas
When: July 11 and 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Where: 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON
Price: $100.00

Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre

Whether you are starting or growing a small business, or just thinking about it, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) can help you.

Event: How to Develop a Business Idea and Plan
When: July 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON
Price: Free

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services which meet the changing needs of Torontonians.
Event: What Small Businesses Can Learn from Big Corporations – A Look Behind the Scenes
When: July 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON
Price: Free

Enterprise Toronto

Enterprise Toronto is a one-stop source to start and grow your small business. Their team of small business advisors can help you make the right decisions for your business start-up and help develop your management capabilities as your business venture grows.
Event: Social Media Boot Camp
When: July 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, On
Price: $25.00

SalesTO – July 2018

SalesTO is focused on building and shaping the future of sales through educational, actionable, and unbiased content and events. Sales is changing and evolving for the better, and we’re here to keep you ahead of the competition.
When: July 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Price: $30.00

RED Academy Toronto

We’re a technology & design school with an agency-style environment that focuses on real client projects in UX/UI design, web development & digital marketing. More than that, we’re a family. A community. A collection of the brightest minds in the industry, coming together to develop the next generation of digital professionals.
Event: Digital Skills Workshop: Nurture Marketing
When: July 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 462 Wellington Street West, #101, Toronto, ON
Price: Free

Ladies Learning Code

Have you taken their HTML and CSS workshop? Looking to expand your web development skills? CSS is a powerful web development language that’s used to create the layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be as pretty!
Event: Ladies Learning Code: HTML & CSS for Beginners: Learn to Build a Multi Page Website From Scratch
When: July 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Canada Learning Code HQ, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
Price: $55.00


HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch), and brimming with Ultra Smart People.
Event: HackerNest Toronto June Tech Social
When: July 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto City Hall – Members Lounge, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Price: $10.00

MaRS Discovery District

MaRS is where entrepreneurs get the help they need, where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas, and where a global reputation for innovation is being earned, one success story at a time.The often-free events at MaRS are ideal for start-ups, science, technology and social entrepreneurs looking to make connections and learn more about a particular aspect of business.
Event: Leading in the Future of Work
When: July 30, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Price: $185.00

TorontoStarts (formerly Startup Toronto)

Connecting Toronto’s startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and incurable risk-takers!
Event: SEO Crash Course with The Startup Coach
When: July 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Workhaus Commerce Court South, 30 Wellington Street West, 5th floor, Toronto, ON
Price: $50.00



Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre encourages and contributes to the enterprising spirit and economic vitality of our community by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing businesses.
Event: Startup Business Basics
When: July 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 King ST W., Kitchener, ON
Price: Free

Velocity Start

Velocity is a leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, and the largest free startup incubator in North America. From idea to product creation to commercialization, Velocity is committed to providing the knowledge, tools, space and network that startups and entrepreneurs need for success.
Event: Setup Your Business Like a Boss
When: July 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON
Price: Free

Startups and Beer

Seven tech companies, one epic night. It’s a collision of community, brews and music this summer at Startups and Beer.
When: July 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 137 Glasgow Street @ Catalyst137, Kitchener, ON
Price: Free



Silicon Halton

Silicon Halton organizes a number of events throughout the year in the Halton region, including Burlington, Oakville, and Milton. Their monthly meetups and Peer2Peer events have three main components: a key note presentation, a ‘get to know a member’ presentation, and time set out for networking. These events are catered to anyone at a startup – especially in the tech industry – that wants to learn more about business best practices.
Event: Silicon Halton Meetup
When: July 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hamptons Restaurant, Quality Suites Hotel, 754 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON
Price: $10.00


HalTech is the leading source of support and personal services for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton. They assist Halton’s entrepreneurs and technology companies with developing their ideas and commercializing their products/services as well as establishing and expanding their businesses.
Event: Marketing Masters Meetup (M3) – Video Marketing for Tech Entrepreneurs
When: July 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: ACE Coworking, 295 Robinson Street, Oakville, ON
Price: Free



Hamilton Small Business Enterprise Centre

Starter Company Plus is a training and mentorship program for businesses. This program offers opportunities for training in Business Planning, Marketing, and Financials.
Event: Starter Company Plus Information Session
When: July 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, ON
Price: Free



Innovation Guelph

Innovation Guelph is building prosperity for community wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive.
Event: Toolkit Tuesday: Lunch and Learn
When: July 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: TBD
Price: Free


Guelph Business Networking Event

When: July 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Fionn MacCool’s, 494 Edinburgh Rd S., N/E corner of Stone and Edinburgh, Guelph, ON
Price: $15.00



Startup Niagara

Startup Drinks is a monthly networking event for Niagara Startups and those interested in the Niagara business community. Startup Niagara is a place for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike to gather, learn from each other and get access to invaluable resources and programming. They are entrepreneur-led and are committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our community.
Event: Startup Drinks Niagara
When: July 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Where: TBA (Niagara, ON)
Price: Free

Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre

The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre runs a variety of events geared towards both new start-up businesses as well as existing businesses. Whether you are looking for information about writing a business plan, or perhaps looking at new avenues for marketing your business – they have a seminar for you.
Event: The A to Z Steps to Starting a Business
When: July 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 4321 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON
Price: Free
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Startup and Small Business Events Happening in July 2018